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Evidently the entire complex is being adapted as an upscale hotel.
It was designed by HH Richardson, landscaped by Olmsted.
A visit to the Martin House with a stay overnight here sounds like a good trip.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richardso ... ed_Complex
BTW - From almost exactly 1860 -1865 HH Richardson, a native of Louisianna,
was in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He had smart parents.
But I continue to worship at the altar of the Ames Free Library, Glessner house, and Marshall Field Wholesale Store---and I suspect Wright found something useful in these structures as well . . .?
Over the next two years they expect to iron out what additional uses will be incorporated into the complex.
https://www.buffalorising.com/2019/04/t ... ed-campus/
https://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/pre ... re-center/
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... 463/1000w/
nice little history of the building, however; it mentions the materials used on the exteriors, and their dimensions, along with a photo of men standing in a
window of the building, giving a sense of the scale of those stones . . .
http://glessnerhouse.blogspot.com/2015/ ... store.html
The hotel only takes up one of the many buildings that comprised the Buffalo Psychiatric Center (formerly known as Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane). See the satellite view here: https://firstname.lastname@example.org ... a=!3m1!1e3
The large Medina red sandstone and brick hospital buildings were designed in 1870 in the Kirkbride Plan by architect Henry Hobson Richardson with grounds by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The campus consists of a central administrative tower and five pavilions or wards progressively set back on each side, for eleven buildings total, all connected by short curved two-story corridors. Patients were segregated by *, males on the east side, females on the west. The wards housed patients until the mid-1970s. The central administration building was used for offices until 1994. In 1973, the Asylum was added to the National Register of Historic Places and in 1986, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.
The campus, the largest commission of Richardson's career, marks the advent of his characteristic Romanesque Revival style. When emulated by later architects, this style is referred to as Richardsonian Romanesque. It has been the subject of a long-term preservation campaign. Nevertheless, three pavilions on the east side were demolished in the 1970s to make way for newer psychiatric facilities. In 1927, the northern farmlands were transferred back to the State for the development of what is today Buffalo State College.
If Notre Dame had been in NYC instead of Paris, by now it would be a parking lot while a team of developers plotted the next use for the lot that would pay the highest dividends.
In a way, Polymath Park is heretical.
Couldn't help notice on the lower right at Soldiers Circle... the Heath House is located at the "intersection" of Soldiers Place and Bird Avenue.Paul Ringstrom wrote: See the satellite view here: https://email@example.com ... a=!3m1!1e3
Wonderful area any city would be proud of with HHR, Heath, Martin on Jewett, Davidson on Tillinghast, Delaware Park (Olmstead/1901 Pan-American Exposition-but not too good for President McKinley. Albright Knox and a few other museums were exposition structures), Forest Lawn (Martin Blue Sky Mausoleum), Saarinens Kleinhans Music Hall, Allentown (our Haight in the sixties)...etc.